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What does the March 13-15, 2016, IWLA Convention & Expo offer you?

  • It is the place to connect with hundreds of other top warehouse logistics professionals.
  • It is packed with sessions, presentations, and council meetings that will give you insights, protect your warehouse and help you better deliver for your customers.
  • It will give you a refreshed professional spirit and renewed energy.
  • And it will give you the chance to celebrate the warehouse logistics industry’s history – and plan for its future -- as we recognize IWLA’s 125th Anniversary: “We’re just getting started.”

IWLA_125AnniversaryLogo_croppedWhether this is your 20th IWLA convention or your first, you’ll discover a welcoming, collegial environment. The warehousing professionals and partners who attend leave with friendships and ideas.

Register today and plan to be at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando in March.

The industry’s – and IWLA’s – history is one of customer service and supply chain evolution. The convention’s social events will highlight this record. There is also a bright future and IWLA’s convention education sessions will help you look ahead.

You won’t want to miss the celebration and opportunities to learn and connect.  

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The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Boulevard
ChampionsGate, FL 33896
Phone: 800.843.6664
Hotel room block deadline - Thursday, Feb. 18, 2018

Download the IWLA Convention App sponsored by Zethcon2016_Convention_App_photo

The IWLA Convention App is Waiting for You
Registered attendees and exhibitors can now download the 2016 IWLA Convention & Expo App, sponsored by Sustaining Diamond Sponsor Zethcon. Upload your profile photo or sync your profile to your LinkedIn account. Create a customized agenda, and post an update on what you're most looking forward to on March 13-15. 

How to get the IWLA Convention App

  • Search for "2016 IWLA" in your app store or click here:
  • Access the app with your email address (use the email that IWLA communications go to) and the password "2016IWLA."

Having trouble? IWLA staff is here to help at or call 847.813.4699. 


Social Events

IWLA Welcome Reception – Sunday, March 13, 2016

Reconnect with your peers – and the industry’s best supplier partners – during the Welcome Reception. Come ready to remember the Roaring ‘20s and the AWA (IWLA’s forerunner).

  • IWLA Networking Reception, sponsored by Zethcon, Monday, March 14, 2016
    IWLA brings a ’40’s theme to the Networking Reception. Experience the big-band era with a hand-rolled cigar, shuffle board and music.
  • 2016 IWLA Golf Classic Tournament – Sunday, March 13
    Join your fellow IWLA members for a friendly game of golf and you may walk away with this year’s prize! The ChampionsGate International Course is an authentic links-style golf experience, reminiscent of the great courses of the British Isles. Learn more about this course and register here. 
  • 125th Anniversary Celebration Dinner – Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    Celebrate 125 years and the future of warehouse logistics during this island-themed affair around the resort’s winding pool. Don’t miss the margarita bar, Caribbean-sounding band, and a very special surprise.
  • NEW
    Warehouse Evolution: 1891 to Today Museumwarehouse_copy
    IWLA is collecting artifacts from our members to document the glory days of warehousing and how our members’ advancements impacted the industry. Do you have photos, documents, and artifacts from your company archive that you would be willing to share in the Warehouse Evolution: 1891 to Today museum? This exhibit will premier inside the Expo Hall for all to see.  Your participation will keep your history alive through IWLA’s next milestone, 25 years in the future and beyond!


Monday, March 14 Mobray_Kaplan_PROMOPIC

Keynote: Kaplan Mobray

Kaplan Mobray will inspire the leader inside you and help you develop a personal brand. Recognized as one of the best business speakers, Mobray serves as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies. You’ll leave this session ready to increase employee engagement and productivity. You’ll have insight into unifying a diverse workforce for greater teamwork and company growth.


General Session: The Story of an Industry Leaderherb_Shear-20-1

Want to know how one warehouseman reached the height of the profession? Herb Shear, former CEO of GENCO and long-time IWLA member, will tell you his story during this general session.  Learn his approach to decision making and strategy. Better understand acquisitions and how to overcome professional challenges.  Chip Scholz, business coach, Scholz & Associates, will moderate in a question/discussion format. 


Tuesday, March 15

General Session: Brian BeaulieuBrian_Beaulieu

Can Brian Beaulieu predict the future? It may seem so as he can read today’s economic indicators and see cycles and patterns emerging. Don’t miss the good news and bad his analysis and economic forecasts reveal. You’ll be better prepared for the future armed with the knowledge of this economic futurist.

Breakthrough Breakout Sessions

Social Media Marketing & Your Warehouse

Is social media relevant to the warehouse logistics industry? Many members say yes. Hear about social media marketing strategy and how Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can attract B-2-B clients, increase brand exposure and build credibility online. Session moderator Mike DeFabis, IDS

Is E-commerce in Your Future? IMG_0124
The retail fulfillment industry is booming. However, it’s a different business model for many warehouses. Discover the technologies and best practices associated with e-commerce – and how to get involved in this market segment. Moderator Mich Bayley, SP Express

What’s It Worth? Business Valuation
Hear investors’ views on the growing acquisitions of the largest 3PL corporations. Get a look at behind the scenes negotiations. Moderator Rob Levin, Republic Partners

Warehouse Law & Labor Issues: Are You Compliant?

The law is a moving target. As new legislation and regulations take effect, are you keeping up? Two of the warehousing industry’s most knowledgeable attorneys will lead concurrent sessions on warehouse law and the ever-morphing world of labor.

Additional Education

Expo Hall: Innovation Theater & Contest Innovation-Blast-Template
In 2015, IWLA Convention attendees cast their votes to recognize the most innovative product and service on the show floor. This year in addition to the Innovation Contest, attendees will have the opportunity to view live demonstrations of these products and services in the Innovation Theater. IWLA’s partner members who are interested in having a 20-minute time presentation during the show should contact Jay Strother to discuss this new opportunity at or 847.813.4699. 

IWLA Council Meetings
Once again the IWLA Councils will hold their meetings during the IWLA Convention & Expo. Stay tuned for topics and more information! 




Registration Before Jan. 15  Fees  Regular Fees After Jan.15
Early-bird Member Registration  $1,599   $2,199
Early-bird Nonmember Registration  $2,699  $3,299
Member-Spouse/Significant Other Registration  $699  
Nonmember - Spouse/Significant Other Registration  $1,099  
One Day Pass  $1,699  
Child Registration  $399  
125th Anniversary Chairman's Dinner Only  $350  

Thank you to our registration webpage sponsor


Sponsorship & exhibiting opportunities are available.*
Download the prospectus.

*Exhibitor fees are listed in the prospectus. 

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